About Us

The Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the humane treatment of both domestic animals and wildlife found living on the New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey as a result of abandonment, having become lost, or by birth to the aforementioned, and - in the case of wildlife - having become sick, injured, or displaced from their natural habitat.

We are a collaboration of Rutgers staff, faculty, students, and community volunteers. Scarlet Paws has made a long-term commitment to the welfare and well-being of these animals. Following the example of animal welfare groups organized at other colleges and universities (such as Stanford, Texas A&M, Towson, and Utah State University), we endeavor to promote community awareness of their condition, and to promote, educate, and encourage responsible and timely action by the Rutgers Community and appropriate personnel, toward their care, rescue, and placement into safe and appropriate environments.

Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, Inc is a public charity exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, Inc are tax deductible.

News

"Sweet Simon" needs a foster or permanent home!

Simon

(2/25/2015) Simon (at right; click for a larger image), an extremely loveable - and people-loving - cat, needs a new indoor home! Simon is very calm, and acclimates to new people and responsible children very easily and happily! He just wants to follow you around the house, or lounge on the couch with you. Simon is a great cat to keep you company!

Simon is front-paw declawed, and would be fine living with a friendly dog (he lives with one now). He would prefer to be the only cat in a new situation, if possible.

Simon's owner is heartbroken to have to part with him, and would greatly appreciate the chance to have him stay in the Highland Park area with a new loving family that she can stay in touch with.

For more information, please contact owner Lori at loriyah[at]gmail[dot]com.

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Simon:

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UPDATE: Meet adoptable cats Piper and Prue at Animal Health Care of Marlboro

Piper and Prue

(2/21/2015) Please consider adopting Prue (right, at top) and Piper (right, at bottom; click for a larger image), two beautiful "tiger" tabby females rescued from Busch Campus last June! These pretty girls are about 10 months old.

Prue, the striped one, is playful, active and vocal. She likes to be petted, though sometimes squirms when being held.

Piper, the darker one, is calmer and quieter than Prue, and likes to be both petted and held. She is becoming friendlier and sweeter by the day!

Because these girls are so close, we are hoping they can be adopted together.

Piper and Prue have been spayed, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and tested negative for Fiv/Felv.

UPDATE: You can meet and play with Piper and Prue at Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC), located at 299 Route 9 South (at Union Hill Road), Englishtown, NJ 07726 (Telephone: 732-972-3201).

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for two cats together is $150. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

If you are interested in adopting Piper and Prue, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Piper and Prue:

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Bishop Street Cat

Friendly cat (possibly a lost pet) found near Bishop Street

(2/1/2015) On January 26, a member of the Rutgers Community found a small gray cat (at right; click for a larger picture) near Bishop Street in New Brunswick. The cat approached her, and the person brought her inside her house and has been feeding and caring for her.

The cat seems very domesticated, and may be someone's pet. If you have any information about this cat, please contact Jacqueline.

Thank you!




Stanley

Stanley is looking for a home!

(1/26/2015) Scarlet Paws has learned about Stanley (right; click for a larger picture), a beautiful, long-haired cat found near the Cook/Douglass campuses. Stanley (despite her name) is a female cat, approximately 1 1/2 years old. She is playful with people and other cats. She purrs if petted while she eats, and meows and purrs for treats.

Stanley has been spayed and is up to date on her rabies and distemper vaccinations. She is litter box trained.

If you are interested in giving Stanley a home, please email Michelle.



North Brunswick Humane Association provides generous 2014-2015 Spay/Neuter grant to Scarlet Paws

North Brunswick Humane Association Logo

(12/09/2014) Scarlet Paws extends thanks to the North Brunswick Humane Association for their continued support and generosity during this 2014-2015 year. We are most grateful for the donation of a $1,000 subsidy towards Spay/Neuter.

Learn more about North Brunswick Humane Association at their website.



Zack loves Tuxie! They are looking for a foster or permanent home.

Zack and Tuxie

(7/26/2014) Zack and Tuxie (above, click for a larger image) are two cats rescued from College Avenue Campus, who are seeking adoption or foster care.

Tuxie is a large Black & White Tuxedo female rescued from College Avenue Campus in Fall 2013. Approximately 2 years old now, Tuxie has been spayed, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and is negative for FIV/Feleuk.

Tuxie has been overcoming her shyness of people and now is very vocal for attention with her foster adult. She loves to be petted on her head and chin, flops down on her side to stretch happily, and is ready for the next step of being fostered or adopted by an adult who is an experienced cat socializer. She would make ideal companion for adult(s) who live in a small apartment so she can race around when she gets the "crazies" and satisfy her great curiosity, but return easily to her safe home base spot.

Tuxie loves wet food, uses her litterbox, and loves to rub her face and body while standing on her tippy-toes. Tuxie would be ideal with an experienced cat-socializer as her next foster person or permanent care-giver.

Zack was rescued from College Ave Campus in New Brunswick in early June 2014. Zack has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and has tested negative for FIV/Feleuk.

Zack has blossomed into a playful, gentle curious youngster who LOVES the company of other friendly cats! Zack is still often shy with new people, so he would be ideal for a patient, understanding, and experienced cat owner who would be able to spend time learning to bond with him.

Zack enjoys scrambling after balls of paper thrown by his foster family. He loves to be pet and scratched on his head and chin, and flops down on his side like a rag doll when you oblige! With the right person and other cats to keep him company, he is ready to discover all the adventures that living safely indoors offers. He will come up to you when you offer his favorite foods - dry kitten chow and any canned food.

Zack loves Tuxie! If possible, it would be wonderful to adopt this pair together (though it is not required).

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please note that potential fosterers will be asked to complete a foster agreement (DOC | PDF).

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Zack and/or Tuxie, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Tuxie (check back soon for pictures of Zack):

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Alicia

Alicia is looking for a foster home or permanent home!

(7/12/2014) Alicia (left; click for a larger image) is a young, elegant, fast-moving, beautiful female tabby rescued in the winter from College Avenue Campus. Approximately 1 year old, she has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and is negative for FIV/Feleuk. Alicia does not sit still for long, unless she is standing on your lap, pushing her face into your chin while purring. She burns energy leaping from place to place, galloping quickly and quietly as she makes her rounds! She loves dry food, loves to have her head, chin and back scratched and purrs if you oblige!

Alicia is nervous with other cats and swats/advances if they get too close to her. She would be ideal as single cat or with another cat who would respect her space. She would do well with responsible older children who would oblige her need for human contact and also recognize when she just wants to sleep instead!

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please note that potential fosterers will be asked to complete a foster agreement (DOC | PDF).

If you are interested in adopting or fostering Alicia, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Alicia:

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Goldie is still looking for a home!

Goldie

(10/13/2013; Updated 1/1/2014) Goldie (left; click picture for a larger image) is a sweet, friendly, gentle and loving one-eyed senior cat (13 years old). She is currently in foster care. Her previous owner was an elderly gentleman who was no longer able to care for her.

Goldie is an extraordinarily people-oriented cat who would be best suited for someone who spends a lot of time at home. She readily greets new people (both adults and responsible children) and loves to sit on someone's lap or rub around their legs. Goldie is also very vocal!

Please note that Goldie would prefer to be the single cat in a home, as she is aggressive towards other cats.

Goldie has been spayed and front de-clawed, has tested negative for FIV/Feline Leukemia, and is up to date on her Rabies and Distemper vaccinations.

If you are interested in adopting Goldie, please visit her Petfinder page at: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/26493231?rvp=1 or contact us!

Please note that prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.